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Karzai meets members of Erfan Foundation

AT News KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai met with a number of members of the Erfan Social Foundation. In this meeting, the participants talked about providing the ground for lessons and education and development of professional skills for girls and boys across Afghanistan as well as innovation in the health …

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Bombing in Badakhshan leaves 2 injured

AT News KABUL: Two people have been injured after a roadside bomb went off in Yaftal district of Badakhshan province on Saturday, sources said. A car carrying head of Taliban’s environment director in Yaftal district rammed into a roadside bomb. Sources said at least two people were injured in the …

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Aid auditor accuses U.S. of withholding information on Afghanistan’s fall

AT News KABUL: Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) is accusing the State Department and United States Agency for International Development of withholding information about the fall of the Afghan government during the US withdrawal from Afghanistan last August. SIGAR director John Sopko said in the letter to Secretary of State …

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Aid arrives as rescuers race to help survivors of deadly quake

AT News KABUL: Desperate rescuers battled against the clock and heavy rain Thursday to reach cut-off areas in eastern Afghanistan after a powerful earthquake killed at least 1,500 people and left thousands more homeless. Government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said a huge relief effort was ongoing inside and outside the quake-struck …

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World offers help to quake-hit villagers as death toll passes 1,500

AT News KABUL: The world community has pledged humanitarian aid to thousands of people affected by a monster earthquake early on Wednesday which killed at least 1,500 villagers. An additional 2,000 have been injured in the aftermath of the quake, according to Taliban officials. Japanese government and Deputy Secretary of …

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UN scrambles to provide emergency aid to earthquake victims

AT News KABUL: The United Nations’ humanitarian agency said Wednesday it was scrambling to get emergency shelter, trauma care and food aid to the scene of a deadly earthquake in Afghanistan. The earthquake struck a remote border region of Afghanistan overnight killing at least 1,000 people and injuring hundreds more, …

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At least 1,000 dead, 1,500 injured as earthquake hits Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: An earthquake in the east of Afghanistan has killed 1,000 people and hurt 1,500 more, Bakhtar news agency said, as officials scramble to rescue those trapped and help those affected by Wednesday’s disaster. Rescue efforts are likely to be complicated since many international aid agencies left Afghanistan …

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